[clug] Recommendations for a DSL link

Daniel McNamara daniel at codefish.net.au
Tue Dec 9 12:32:36 GMT 2003

I've alrady looked into Swiftel and they do have some very attractive 
packages. Only problem is they do not service the ACT as yet (website 
says March 2004)

Steve Jenkin wrote:
> My nephew in Sydney got onto Swiftel http://www.swiftdsl.com.au/.
> Works very well for him.  Static IP's - even on Residential plan.
> Only problems have ever been with Telstra & DSLAM.  Swiftel use as
> little of Telstra infrastructure as they can..
> Good rates [$6/Gb?] too.
> Have MRTG on-line for you to look at.
>>From http://www.swiftdsl.com.au/residential/adsl-plans-prices.htm
> Name | Region 1 Monthly Access | Region 2 Monthly Access  | Included
> Downloads | Excess Downloads Per MByte | Upload Rate Per Mbyte | ADSL
> Line Activation  Charge* | Initial Contract Period | IP Address Type
> 10: 512/512/6GB $100.00 $110.00 6 gbytes $0.006 Free $140.00 3 Months
> Fixed
> 11: 512/512/12GB $130.00 $140.00 12 gbytes $0.006 Free $140.00 3 Months
> Fixed
> sj
> On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 21:01, Daniel McNamara wrote:
>>I know it's off topic for this list and it's been asked a few times but 
>>I've got some specific needs for a DSL link and I was hoping someone 
>>here could point me in a good direction.
>>A DSL link of at least 512/128 (would prefer 512/512)
>>Usage of around 6Gb/month (unlimited would be nice but not required)
>>Ability to run servers
>>No shaping or "peak times" weirdness
>>Now the tough one. A static /29 assignment
>>Why I'm after this:
>>I run a network of machines to run a website and various other services 
>>to help support students doing courses at CIT. I do part time teaching 
>>at CIT (mainly for the Linux based courses) and set up website to 
>>provide extra resources for students and also to try and demonstrate 
>>what we teach so they can see what we're talking about is actually relevant.
>>The website has grown and changed quite a lot since it's inception and 
>>I've started adding extra services such as webmail and I'm planning to 
>>bring in a whole bunch more such as instant messenging via a public 
>>Jabber server. The entire network is powered by open source products 
>>sitting on some fairly robust second hand machines (eBay is my friend..)
>>Other things:
>>I've got a budget of approx. $150/month set aside for bandwidth costs. 
>>Of course cheaper would be better.
>>Link I currently have is unfortunately not part of the fast churn 
>>process (long story involving a certain monopolistic communications 
>>company) so when/if I do move this link across it means the oh so fun 
>>process of terminating my current link and getting the new one 
>>activated. Prefer to avoid as much down time as possible but I know the 
>>wonderful world of DSL provision can have it's hiccups. At least I know 
>>the line is able to get DSL.
>>I would prefer to deal with a local ACT company and am willing to 
>>entertain some form of low level of advertising on the site if need be 
>>to secure a decent deal (be aware the website doesn't exactly get 
>>flooded with visitors however).
>>Oh and due to location of servers (my flat) Transact is sadly not an option.
>>Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.

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